Tag Archives: Pride Month

Sesame Street Episode Introduces Gay Dads [VIDEO]

Yahoo News reports: Sesame Street is celebrating Pride Month by going where it’s never gone before. This week, the iconic children’s show dropped a very special episode called “Family Day,” introducing two gay dads, Frank (Alex Weisman) and Dave (the brother of Nina, played by Chris Costa, who works as a bike store owner on the street), and their daughter, …

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Defense Sec Keynotes Pentagon Pride Event [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and other top department officials took part in the Pentagon’s 10th annual LGBT Pride Month celebration on Wednesday morning. In his comments, Austin commemorated the progress the military had come in standing up for LGBTQ+ rights but recognized that there was still work to come. Austin also commemorated the work of …

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Burger King Comes For Chick-Fil-A With Pride Promo

The New York Daily News reports: Burger King became the latest entrant in the ongoing fast food fracas over fried chicken sandwiches, but the chain announced it was coming for one of the front-runners in more ways than one. The tweets were a clear reference to Chik-Fil-A which has been called out for donating to right-wing causes, including anti-LGBTQ initiatives, …

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Pentagon To Keep Ban On All Non-US Flags On Bases

The Hill reports: “After some careful consideration, the department will maintain the existing policy from July of 2020 regarding the display or depiction of unofficial flags,” Pentagon press secretary John Kirby told reporters. “There won’t be an exception made this month for the Pride flag.” Then-Defense Secretary Mark Esper last year implemented a broad flag policy intended to target the …

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Jerusalem Pride Takes Place Under Heavy Security

The Times Of Israel reports: Chanting for equality and holding aloft brightly painted signs supporting LGBT rights, some 7,500 people marched in Jerusalem’s annual pride parade Thursday evening. Over 3,000 police officers secured the highly charged event, six years after a deadly attack on participants. The event demanding LGBT equality began with a ceremonial prayer for Shira Banki, who was …

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Chasten Buttigieg Roasts RNC Chair For Pride Tweet

The Hill reports: Chasten Buttigieg, the husband of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Thursday took a shot at the head of the Republican National Committee over the party’s platform relating to LGBTQ rights. Buttigieg, who is married to the first openly gay man to be confirmed by the Senate to serve as a member of a president’s Cabinet, responded to …

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Christian Tech Startup Offers Filter To Block Pride Month Posts By “Hostile To Holiness, Dangerous LGBTQ Cult”

Via press release from Christian Newswire: A Christian tech startup has announced the launch of an internet filtering service designed to protect children from indoctrination into what it says is a “dangerous LGBTQ cult.” FreeFiltering.org will help parents block websites devoted to spreading pornography and other harmful ideas about human sexuality. The company’s founder, a father of three, became frustrated …

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SF Giants To Be First MLB Team To Wear Pride Colors

Changing America reports: The San Francisco Giants will quite literally be wearing their pride on their sleeves this weekend, becoming the first MLB team to incorporate LGBTQ Pride colors into their on-field uniforms. In honor of Pride month, the team announced that players would sport an SF logo Pride Patch on the right sleeve of their home jersey as well …

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GOP Utah Gov Is State’s First To Recognize Pride Month, Salt Lake City Mayor Raises Rainbow Flag Over City Hall

Salt Lake City’s ABC News affiliate: On Monday, Governor Spencer Cox issued an order declaring June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month in Utah. “We must encourage relevant and vital conversations about what it means to love each other, understand our differences, and support our LGBTQ+ friends and family members,” Gov. Cox says in the declaration. “We can strengthen resilience in the …

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DNC Marks Pride Month: “There’s Still Work Ahead”

From the Democratic National Committee: DNC Chair Jaime Harrison and LGBTQ Caucus Chair Earl Fowlkes released the following statement in celebration of Pride Month. This Pride Month, we must not only recognize our roles as allies to the LGBTQ community but reassert our commitment to being advocates for equality. Just four months into his tenure, President Biden has strongly demonstrated …

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President Biden Issues 2021 Pride Month Proclamation

Just in via press release from the White House: Today, President Biden issued a proclamation affirming June 2021 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month, marking a time a time of hope, progress, and promise for LGBTQ+ Americans across the country. After four years of relentless attacks on LGBTQ+ rights, the Biden-Harris Administration has taken historic actions …

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Defense Sec To Keynote Pentagon Pride Month Event

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is set to deliver the keynote address for an upcoming event at the Pentagon recognizing Pride Month, the Washington Blade has learned. The event, which is scheduled to take place in the Pentagon auditorium on June 9, is coordinated by DOD Pride, the affinity group for LGBTQ civilian and …

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Obama To Join Pop Stars In Virtual Pride Celebration

Billboard Magazine reports: On Tuesday (June 23), Pride Live announced plans for their third annual Stonewall Day, this year taking place online instead of in-person at the Stonewall Inn. The livestream, which will take place on Friday, June 26, is set to benefit LGBTQ organizations that have been financially impacted during the coronavirus outbreak, including Brave Space Alliance, TransLatin Coalition, …

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Watching The Defectives: My Annual Pride Rant

Gentle readers, I’m rerunning my annual Pride rant for the sixteenth year. I wrote this post in 2005 a couple of days after attending Pride in NYC. In the following years I’ve reposted it in advance of NYC Pride in the hope of encouraging you to attend your local events. While the pandemic has canceled most of this year’s festivities, …

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Biden To Court LGBTQ Voters In Battleground States

CBS News reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign is launching a nationwide voter outreach effort in June to coincide with Pride Month and engage millions of LGBTQ voters ahead of the November presidential election, campaign officials tell CBS News. The coordinated outreach — dubbed “Out for Biden”— will target the estimated 11 million LGBTQ voters throughout the country, with …

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4chan Trolls Plan Attacks On Virtual Pride Month Events

Vice Media reports: Trolls are planning to disrupt Pride month celebrations, which have become uniquely vulnerable this year because of coronavirus, with the vast majority taking place online. The plan was hatched in May on 4chan’s /pol/ (Politically Incorrect) discussion board. From the 1st June, when Pride month started, they instructed people to drop a “shitton [sic] of disturbing redpills …

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NFL And MLB To March In NYC Pride For First Time

The Hill reports: The NFL and the MLB will participate in New York City’s LGBT Pride March for the first time ever later this month. The two leagues will make their debut in the parade alongside representatives from the NHL, NBA, WNBA, MLS and National Women’s Hockey League, according to OutSports.com. Former NFL player Ryan O’Callaghan, who publicly came out …

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Democrats Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month: We’ll Never Stop Fighting For The Equality Every Human Deserves

Last year Glorious Leader broke with tradition and declined to issue a Pride Month proclamation although he did find time to proclaim Great Outdoors Month, National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, African-American Music Appreciation Month, National Ocean Month, and National Homeownership Month. We expect the same for 2018. Here’s this year’s message from the Democrats: “Pride Month is an opportunity to celebrate …

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